Definition of Pilates in English:

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Pilates

Pronunciation: /pəˈläˌdēz/

noun

A system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness: this quest for better training has led many dancers to Pilates [as modifier]: the Pilates method
More example sentences
  • The Pilates system develops strength, flexibility, co-ordination and relaxation.
  • To complement your regular gym workout, try yoga or Pilates to improve your flexibility and endurance.
  • Look at what you need to add to your exercise regime - Pilates, cardio or strength training?

Origin

1960s: named after German physical fitness specialist Joseph Pilates (1880–1967), who devised the system.

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Syllabification: Pi·la·tes

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